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Women's Tennis - Sun, Oct. 2, 2016
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GALESBURG, Ill. - - - The women's tennis team headed to Galesburg, IL to face off against NCAA Div. III - Knox College and NCAA Div. I - Western Illinois University. During the match against Knox, the ladies swept the doubles and got started on the singles matches as the match was taken inside as a result of weather in the area. Doubles winners were, Lauren Saiki (JR/Mount Prospect, IL) & Ellen Binnion (FR/Belleville, IL) at No.1, Michaela Pryde & Irina Iacob (SO/Canada) at No.2 and Martha Banda (SO/Trilport, France) & Abby Jungles (JR/Freeport, IL) at No.3. The singles match winners were Martha Banda, No.1, Irina Iacob, No.3, Lauren Saiki, No.4, Ellen Binnion, No.5 and Abby Jungles, No.6. 

 

After a few hours of rest, the Eagles faced off against an NCAA Div. I - Western Illinois University. After the match started, the Eagles were able to trade points and games with WIU, but as the matches all continued, the experience of the WIU players started to show and they were able to sweep the Eagles in all doubles spots. Despite the scores, the Eagles played amazing tennis, but were not able to close out the matches for the wins. The singles matches all were lost in straight sets, but the ladies played some of the toughest competition they have seen this year and most likley the entire season.

 

The Eagles will face off against Concordia University at home on Thursday and St. Mary's on Friday at home. Come join the players to support them in their back to back home matches.